Homes We Love: A modern boho mix

Step inside Heena’s modern boho home, designed in a chic black and white palette that’s full of luxe finishings and comfy textures.

Heena Mistry

Brand Digital Designer from Coventry

Making it cosy for the family

A neutral living room with black furniture, textured beige accessories and potted plants
Spacious living room with black furniture and textured accents

When planning the interior décor of her house, Heena Mistry admits that she initially was unsure about which direction to go. “We started by buying the bigger items such as the TV unit and sofa. Once we had these in, it was easy to add in the rest,” she says. The result is a modern minimalist style in black and cream tones, a cosy vibe the whole family enjoys.

A boho living room featuring our Harlow sofa, a coffee table, plants and a jute rug
A black and cream living room with touches of greenery

Heena’s living room is anchored by our Harlow 3 seater, “We loved the minimal style of the sofa that fits perfectly in front of the bi-fold doors and is super easy to move around when we have loads of people over.” She elevates the room with textured accessories like geometric cushions, a jute rug and some faux plants for a homely feel.

Blending style and function in the kitchen

A spacious kitchen featuring modern cabinets and a centre island with bar stools
A neutral kitchen with a big central island

The living room flows seamlessly into her neutral kitchen, an open floorplan that benefits the whole family. “We have two young children so we needed the area to be open to keep an eye on the kids whilst cooking and socialising in the kitchen area,” she explains.

A light grey kitchen with a big centre island and chic pendant lamps
A modern kitchen with seamless cabinetry throughout

Some of the kitchen must-haves for Heena are the corner pantry for ample storage and integrated appliances to keep the space uncluttered. Not forgetting style, the cabinets are painted an elegant pale grey with gold hardware that matches the chic pendant lamps. This is in keeping with the modern theme but with a few luxe touches to create a beautiful space for entertaining guests.

Adding touches of navy

A modern two-tone kitchen with grey and navy cabinets
Modern kitchen with two-tone cabinets

Though Heena sticks to neutral colours for most of her home, splashes of navy can be seen here and there for a pop of colour. In the kitchen, she went for a contrasting island in this rich hue. “I love that the island is navy and we have an accent feature wall next to the dining table in the same colour,” she says.

A bedroom with tastefully decorated floating shelves and a navy accent wall
Bedroom with stylish shelving and a navy accent wall

A navy feature wall can also be found in the bedroom. It provides a nice contrast against the grey bed and mustard accents in the pillows and artwork.

Decorating with art and pottery

A black chest of drawers next to an arched mirror and a framed abstract art piece
Mirrors and artwork to spice up the bedroom

For accessories, abstract art in chic black frames provides visual interest around the house. “I love creating artwork so most of the pieces are from my Etsy shop,” explains Heena, who likes to casually lean her prints instead of hanging them. These pieces not only add a stylish touch but also tie together the modern elements of her contemporary home.

A shelving unit with vases and artwork next to a potted plant
A shelf with an assortment of ceramics, plants and framed art

During the lockdown, Heena fell in love with ceramics and started collecting them. “I had no idea how addictive it would be and how much you could love ceramics,” she exclaims. The vases come in unique shapes with many being used as vessels for faux plants.

Keeping it colourful for the kids

A nursery with a cute animal mural
The nursery with a DIY mural wall

For the kids’ bedroom, Heena decided on a more colourful style. She explains, “I had seen so much inspiration on Instagram with the scallop edge painted walls and thought I’d give it a go.” A soft green was the colour of choice and she added a fun mural of animals to create an imaginative space for her little ones.

Shop The Look

shop the look
  1. Harlow slate grey plush fabric 3 seater sofa by Furniture And Choice
  2. Arcus black industrial arched metal mirror by William Wood Mirrors
  3. Cream cushion with stitched pattern by Trouva
  4. Stoneware vase by H&M Home
  5. GoodHome baldaz matt brass effect table light by
  6. Leaf print A4 by BeauPrintsArt

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